Eurovision Dress Contest?

by Richard West-Soley 530 views

With reports in the media that Anna Vissi's dress for the final cost a phenomenal 170,000 Euros, Greece joins the ranks of those countries which are stepping out in style at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

It seems that fashion is paramount at the contest this year, a trend which kicked off with's report on Kate Ryan's 14,000 euro outfit for the semifinal. That figure seems to pale into insignificance against the reported cost of the Greek superstar's frock, which has been created by reknowned designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Anna has yet to unveil the creation, and is expected to do so with great press interest over the coming days of final rehearsals.

Unflattering reports
Andorra too had placed great stock in a "very nice" dress for its representative Jenny. Slight panic ensued as the outfit was impounded by customs, along with all the Andorran promotional materials, for several days. Although it did finally arrive, it seems to have been quickly ditched after invariably unflattering reports following the first semifinal rehearsal!

How important is haute couture at the Eurovision Song Contest? Very, it might seem!

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site